Cowboys front-rower Matt Scott will return this week after suffering a fractured cheekbone way back in Origin II. Scott's return will push Ashton Sims back to the bench.
Panthers winger Josh Mansour is looking likely to return this week after missing time due to an ankle injury. His return will push Dallin Watene-Zelezniak from the side.
Panthers halfback Peter Wallace tore the ACL in his right knee during last Saturday's clash with the Sharks. He will be out for the rest of the season. Soward will shift to halfback with Will Smith making his debut at five-eighth.
Panthers winger Josh Mansour is likely to miss another couple of weeks following his ankle injury suffered in Round 18. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will get the nod this week in place of the injured Mansour.
Panthers halfback Peter Wallace will return this week for Saturday's face-off the Sharks. Wallace's return will push Jamie Soward to five-eighth and Matt Moylan to fullback.
Knights CTW, FLB Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic for depression and has been given indefinate leave.
Boyd was named in the Knights team for Round 20 but that was prior to this news and we wouldn't expect him to play.
Manly second rower Justin Horo will miss the next 3 weeks after accepting an early guilty plea in relation to a grade three dangerous contact charge issued to him after last Friday's game against the Tigers. Fortunately for Manly Anthony Watmough will return this week in place of Horo.
Tigers winger David Nofoaluma is likely done for the season after suffering another knee injury in last week's game against the Sea Eagles. Nofoaluma has had some recurring medial ligament issues but it now appears he has also damaged his ACL. Tigers staff say the current plan is for him to have surgery on the ACL next week, ending his season.
Panthers second rower / five eighth Tyrone Peachey suffered a pectoral tear in Monday's game against the Broncos. The injury carries a four month recovery time and will therefore end Peachey's season. This is a big blow for the Panthers who will also be without Peter Wallace in the halves for the next month. Matt Moylan is set to start at five-eighth this week against the Roosters.
Eels FLB, 5/8 Jarryd Hayne was not named for round 18 and has not travelled with the team.